After 10 years in Chapel Hill, Minta Bell Design Group has moved to Durham’s Hamilton Centre. Owner Minta Bell said the new location will centrally serve Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. The move leaves an opening at Chapel Hill’s Meadowmont.
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The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce named the following award winners at its annual meeting and holiday party in December. Hillsborough Pharmacy as Business of the Year; Kate Carroll of Radius Pizzeria and Pub as Business Person of the Year; and, Tori Reid of Right at Home the Helping Hand Award.
The Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS has appointed Desiree Goldman as the associations new government affairs director.
Carrboro’s Spotted Dog Restaurant & Bar has been listed for sale with the National Restaurant Properties. The unique flat iron brick building wedged between Main and Weaver streets has housed the restaurant since 1998. Owners Linda Bourne and Karin Mills have decided to retire after a successful tenure offering an eclectic menu of vegetarian, healthy and organic options. The Spotted Dog remains open for business during this period of transition.
Two Hillsborough restaurateurs have joined together to launch La Place, a venture expected to open early this year. Joe Tullos and Matt Fox will offer authentic Louisiana and regional cuisine in the space previously occupied by Gulf Rim Cafe on Churton Street. Gulf Rim Cafe owner Tullos and the Wooden Nickels Fox will be joined by Craig Claycomb (formerly of Chapel Hill’s Kipos) and Derrick Smith (Hillsborough’s Wooden Nickel) in the launch. Tullos, a native of La Place, La., will add a charcuterie and house-made sausages to La Place staples from his Southern hometown.
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